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Forum topic by Kelly posted 01-30-2016 10:46 PM 432 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2016 10:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grinding polishing dental lathe handler red wing buffer polish buffing grind

I picked up a Handler unit off craigslist for a hundred bucks. I already had a Red Wing dental lathe I used frequently, but it was just the dental lathe with the after market left and right spirals I’d installed (for a total investment of twenty-one dollars).

It was great for polishing everything from my pocket knife blade or a lathe knife to plastics, but when I saw this for less than what the used lathe sells for, I couldn’t pass it up.

The cabinet houses a squirrel cage and filter. The two areas to the right and left of the lathe are the collection areas the cabinet filter system draws from and also house lights. There is even a even a nice tray on top for polish compounds and such.

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#1 posted 02-02-2016 09:48 AM

Nice catch. I use my shopsmith for this task… but it’s less convenient, not filtration etc.

Now you can make your own brass hardware, too. I have made a few things out of brass, including a light switch. With a polishing machine like yours it’s a snap to bring it to a great shine. Enjoy your new tool!

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